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hosofpayne
09-20-2010, 09:52 PM
I have finished freshing up the engine. (351 windsor) It is ready to come out of stand ...trans is apart now, clutch packs are stuck together but pump and all internal hardware are good. I am posting some pics with the hopes of finding out how close to original it is. I think there is a cover missing that went over the elecrical components at rear of engine. Also I am not sure how the thottle return spring was mounted. One pic is the before

Cloaked
09-20-2010, 10:06 PM
You are correct about the plastic cover on the rear of the engine. I have seen gray ones and black ones. That cover missing is not a show-stopper and I think it is there as a safety device for sparking.

The throttle return spring attaches to the hole in the lobe on the throttle mechanism and goes back to attach to a bolt head on the top of the block. The bolt head is about 4 - 6 " behind the lobe, straight back. It is not a stiff spring at all. I am going to shorten mine a bit to get a bit stiffer spring for a crisper return on the idle. I'd take a picture of mine and show you but I'd be a bit shown up by that nice looking engine of yours. Hopefully the internals are as nice as the external. Compression, etc.....

I can only suggest a conversion kit to an electronic ignition. A very good investment.

www.skidim.com (http://www.skidim.com) for your parts

Damnn that looks nice. Good job. I don't see anything that doesn't look original. The newer and smaller starters are top notch also.



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hosofpayne
09-20-2010, 10:28 PM
A little more info.....Compression tested good on all cyl. removed heads,magnefluxed,replace two valve seats ground valves,resufaced heads,check bearings and oil pump, new timing chain and gears, rebuilt carb, new fuel pump all new seals and gaskets

Cloaked
09-20-2010, 10:35 PM
A little more info.....Compression tested good on all cyl. removed heads,magnefluxed,replace two valve seats ground valves,resufaced heads,check bearings and oil pump, new timing chain and gears, rebuilt carb, new fuel pump all new seals and gaskets
Brand new engine. I envy the mechanical wrenching skills. Great job indeed.

hosofpayne
09-20-2010, 10:44 PM
I have that part covered but gelcoat will be a challenge.....i have been the buffee but not the buffer lol

Cloaked
09-20-2010, 10:48 PM
I have that part covered but gelcoat will be a challenge.....i have been the buffee but not the buffer lolI hear you. For the DIY level, one can get a kit for buffing. If you have oxidation that is deep, wet sanding will prove a lot better and save you the time to buff (only to find out you needed the sanding). There are several threads on the forum about folks that have had successful results with wet sanding and refurbishment. It's more time consuming than anything.

Fiber repair is another story. I have seen a glass guy do work for me with results that were exactly what I expected, but I would never have been able to get the same results working glass. Find a pro... :D

03geetee
09-20-2010, 10:48 PM
Great job man that looks great!

Where are you from?

JTR

hosofpayne
09-20-2010, 10:58 PM
small town dixon il. I skiied behind this boat when I was in high school. Asked the owner to sell for last six years...it sat for twelve,mostly outside Time and money are turning out to be more than I thought hope its worth it ....wife is pissed too ....wanted pool

Cloaked
09-20-2010, 11:19 PM
That boat will clean up nicely. Elbows and refreshments will get you through the boat work. The wife will require more coaxing. The blue doesn't look too bad. I have seen a lot worse unless the picture isn't doing the damage justice. Point is, a good buffing may do the trick but look at it closely. Time buffing is also time sanding. It is a nice looking boat. There's a thread here of recent of someone doing the entire rebuild from the hull up. Meadracing is the screen name. Search for his posts. That is an early 82 model (rounded corners on the windshield). I had a later 82 model with the squared windshield.

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hosofpayne
09-20-2010, 11:40 PM
sweet boat late 82 - I think -had fiberglass stringers, padded engine cover and different windshield and probably other things i have yet to learn....... where can I find the cover that is missing on engine?

Cloaked
09-20-2010, 11:46 PM
sweet boat late 82 - I think -had fiberglass stringers, padded engine cover and different windshield and probably other things i have yet to learn....... where can I find the cover that is missing on engine?Not sure. Try calling Donnie Bennett at 865-982-9589 and see if he can find one for you. He's in the business, located in east TN. He is also in the Marketplace with a few items for sale and I think "contact seller" will get an e-mail to him.

http://www.mastercraft.com/market/showproduct.php?product=3748&cat=13

Yes Sir, the late 82 had a plush interior. The stringers were wood but were covered with glass if I recall correctly. That is the only boat I ever regret selling. Sold it to a guy in Nashville. I'd love to see it aain.

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hosofpayne
02-25-2012, 03:20 PM
Thought it was time to update progress of my 82. heres a few pics I have put off starting on the exterior long enough i have no choice now ...its next

thatsmrmastercraft
02-25-2012, 03:27 PM
Huge transformation from the before pics. Keep up the good work.:cool:

Masterfull
02-25-2012, 03:35 PM
Big improvement over first pic's..... Keep going and your wife will come around after her first ride in a restored 1982 Stars and Stripes.

mikeg205
02-25-2012, 03:46 PM
wow...gorgeous...envious of your skills as well...refreshing the engine you said...:D a bit understated...thanks for saving a classic.

82BlueMCs&s
04-30-2012, 06:09 PM
I have a near identical 1982 Stars & Stripes and have been unable to find another one anywhere near like ours between the engine cover the curved windshield and not the deluxe interior. Is the gelcoat of yours also a light blue color? What are your plans for the interior? I still have the original fiberglass seat frames but they need some work. Look forward to see/hear some more of your progress.

Slinkyredfoot
04-30-2012, 08:32 PM
That engine looks so sweet and like an original new one. Is that the engine that came with the boat new? Looks like you got a nice powerslot as well. keep up great work.

damaged442
04-30-2012, 10:44 PM
Beautiful work!! Keep the progress pics coming!!

DemolitionMan
04-30-2012, 10:51 PM
Very Nice!!!! Another SS saved.

hosofpayne
03-26-2013, 11:54 PM
A little update on my resto. most exterior work is done. three winters in and now all that is left is the bottom and interior. Unfortunately it is headed for storage till next winter. Sorry about pic quality, phone pics.

88 PS190
03-27-2013, 07:47 PM
small town dixon il. I skiied behind this boat when I was in high school. Asked the owner to sell for last six years...it sat for twelve,mostly outside Time and money are turning out to be more than I thought hope its worth it ....wife is pissed too ....wanted pool


Something about this is poetic, in haiku form.

Tried to buy for six
Time and money are too great
Wife is pissed no pool.

Definately worth it, a boat makes the lake a pool.

hosofpayne
03-27-2013, 11:18 PM
lol good one but i have since lost the pool battle... putting one in this spring

thatsmrmastercraft
03-28-2013, 12:28 AM
lol good one but i have since lost the pool battle... putting one in this spring

Instead of having stairs at the shallow end of the pool, consider a custom ramp about eight feet wide with a gated approach from your driveway. Would make an awesome place to fire up the boat. And way better than floating on a leaky $1 swim raft from Wal-Mart.:rolleyes:

liledgy
03-28-2013, 04:55 PM
lol good one but i have since lost the pool battle... putting one in this spring
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82 S&S

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liledgy
03-28-2013, 04:57 PM
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hosofpayne
03-28-2013, 11:11 PM
lol good one but i have since lost the pool battle... putting one in this spring
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82 S&S

I heard you need to update your Polaris IQ sled, your hand me down leather snowmobile suit, the free mask you got with it and the helmet that if u open it will call off and your truck that can't make it up north!!!!!!! BEFORE you even THINK. about a pool, you tire kicker! Lol��������������������

It has been said that the funniest things in life are true facts....and thats really funny!!!

hosofpayne
03-28-2013, 11:25 PM
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Tell johnny wad i said hi !!!!

liledgy
03-29-2013, 12:46 AM
I'll tell him when he gets back from DC for the gay marriage demonstration! Lol
We had as much fun writing that post as you did reading it!